The aim of the South Bank Spine Route public realm project is to improve Upper Ground, Belvedere Road and their connecting streets.

Lambeth Council is investing in the South Bank area, improving the public realm - the outdoor spaces like streets, pavements and open spaces - which are used by thousands of people every day. It's a big project and we want to work with the local community to involve you in the planning and design.

The South Bank Spine Route serves a diverse mix of pedestrian, public and private vehicle users. It is a main crossing point from Waterloo Station to the many cultural institutions along the South Bank.

This project seeks to improve the Spine Route, taking account of the ways in which it can support its key functions more efficiently, and identifying opportunities for it to further contribute to the area’s success as a place to live, work and visit.

The Council has commissioned award winning urban designers, landscape architects and planners LDA Design to develop a masterplan, detailed public realm designs, and delivery plan.

Following an initial high-level engagement with various local stakeholders and a thorough analysis of the area and background information, the LDA Design team have developed a number of masterplan options.

We have prepared the short video below to take you through these masterplan options in more detail. We recommend that you watch this video before completing the online survey. A transcript of the video is also available to download via the link below. You can also view the video slides.

View the video slides

View the transcript of the video presentation

How to respond

We want to hear your views on our plans to improve the South Bank Spine Route and you can share your views with us by completing our survey below.

Or you can attend one of our drop-in sessions

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019

Time: 12pm to 2pm (afternoon) or 5pm to 7pm (evening)

Location: The Sunley Pavilion L3, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road

Directions: Use Royal Festival Hall entrance opposite Le Pain (on the Level 2 Terrace). On entering the building, go up the stairs immediately on the left-hand side. The room will then be directly in front of you. Please report to the Welcome Desk for step-free access.

Nearest tube: Waterloo

Date: Saturday 30 November 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: St John’s Church main space opposite Waterloo Station, on roundabout by IMAX cinema.

Nearest tube: Waterloo

More information

Once we have received your feedback we will aim to develop a preferred masterplan.

For more details about the project and for updates please check out our South Bank Spine Route public realm project webpage